>> reporter: banerjee says the hope is that the marked improvement children show after just a week at learning camp will spur communities to begin taking responsibility for their schools, long considered the domain of a distant government bureaucracy. >> we are big into blaming. you know we often start from blaming the british, then the prime minister-- you know, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. so somebody else is always at fault. so how do you get away from the fault business and let's do something? >> reporter: as pratham's founder, chavan feels momentum is building across indian society to do something about education. >> we are in east delhi in sort of a slum community. >> reporter: he says it's especially true in places like these, closer to india's prosperous, mostly urban new economy. here, he says parents willingly pay nominal tuition for pratham's services. but most of the group's $16.5 million budget comes from individual, corporate, and foundation donors, in india and overseas.